20,000 spectators pack out Promenade park in Maldon waiting for the start of the annual mud race.
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An unusual species of bird is enjoying a winter vacation here in the UK, according to the RSPB charity.
Clearer spells will develop through the night, particularly in the east, with frost and perhaps some patchy fog.